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November 11th, 2018

Out & About, The Bungalow on 2nd, Lifestyle Boutique, Lewes, Delaware, Shopping, Shop Local, Small Business Saturday, November 24th, Delaware Beaches, Historic Lewes, Holiday Shopping

 

I was out and about with a friend on Second Street in Lewes, Delaware.  The Fall is the time for us “locals” to get out and see what is new.  A relaxed way of discovering the town.  No parking, which makes a big difference. My friend, Madelon, and I loved the storefront of this boutique that we had not noticed in the past.  It is called The Bungalow on 2nd.  Second Street is really Main Street in Lewes.

I am sure some of you will disagree but I find boutique shopping the most comfortable way to shop.  These shops in small towns all over the United States give clients the opportunity to get to know the store owners. You get a one on one service.

The young woman behind the counter I had to engage in conversation.  If you were in a big mall that usually does not happen.  No time for small talk, really.  Her name is Kaitlin and she has been opened for just about 6 weeks or so.  The shop is adorable; so very well appointed.  The store is not crowded and she has done a great job in redoing the shop.  Before starting this new venture she was a 9th grade teacher.  It would be great for you to stop by and welcome her to the community.  The Bungalow on 2nd is located at 142 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-644-1544

You can find clothing, presents for friends and family and, of course, a little indulgence for yourself, as well.

There is nothing like the right accessory to enhance an outfit.  You can find necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for all tastes.

Clean looks, napkins, table runners, candles, home accents…..all very pretty and affordable.

November 24th it is called Small Business Saturday.  Obviously, we live in small coastal towns and promoting the local businesses is something a lot of us find dear to our hearts.  We wish Kaitlin much success and look forward to stopping by again.

Until then, have a good one!!

 

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October 4th, 2016

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Events, Films, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, The Best of The Beaches!!

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It is that time of the year when our beaches get a well deserved rest…..hahaha….I don’t think so.  That happened so long ago, I do not even remember.  If anything, every week there is something to do besides a walk on the Boardwalk, chilling out, reading, listening to live music…..so What’s Going On?

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Thursday, 10/6 – WALKING TOUR OF REHOBOTH BEACH – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Bandstand.  This tour is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.  $10 and reservations are required by calling 302-227-7310.  More info? Please visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 – GREYHOUNDS REACH THE BEACH – You will see hundreds of Greyhounds coming to the beach for this annual, very well attended event.  And if it does rain, they don’t care.  They still will have their raincoats on!!  You will see them in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.  Wine and Biscuit Preview Party on Wednesday evening, Ice Cream Social, and Greyhounds in Art show.  More info? Please visit http:/ww.grtb.org

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REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday, 10/6 – THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. This is a new documentary by Ron Howard. Remember him? Happy Days!  The touring years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). It is the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon “The Beatles”. Screening times are at 4 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes before each screening.  Admission is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Driive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa in Lewes.

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday 10/6 – THE HOLLARS. This is a comedy about family interaction which will make you laugh.  The Director, John Krasinski, takes a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.  The screening will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to the screening.  $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote cinematic arts and to provide education and cultural enrichment for our community.  For more info. on these and other events, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 – FALL SIDEWALK SALE – In Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach….9 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Get ready for some bargain shopping as the stores bring everything outside so you can get the best deals ever!!  More info?  Please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Friday, Saturday, October 7 and 8 – BUDDY FEST WEEKEND – An annual event at the beach!  Raising awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Buddy Up Party at the Lions Club Community Center in Dewey Beach.  A 1-mile walk kicks off Saturday’s events on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 9 a.m.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Bandstand. After the walk please stay and enjoy live entertainment by Mario Rocco. More info? please visit http://www.boardwalkbuddywalk.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK!  In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!

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This is the 6th annual Dewey Goes Pink event. Race registration opens on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  The race will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, now surpassing $225,000 in the first 5 years.  It is a 5k race or a 1.5 mile walk.  Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard started this tradition in memory of their moms.  For more info., please visit http://www.deweygoespink.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – SODEL FEST – Celebrating Wine, Food, & Music on Delmarva….Hosted by SoDel Concepts.  Location? Independence Clubhouse at 237 Samuel Adams Circle in Milllsboro (closer to Rehoboth and Lewes).  It is a benefit for Children & Familes First, Food Bank of Delaware and the Rotary’s End Polio Now….Noon until 4 p.m.  More info and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sodelfest.com.

Saturday, 10/8 – RUDDER ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH THE HUBCAPS/THE FUNSTERS/LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP/GREEN MEANS GO.  More info?  Please call 302-227-3888 or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com

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Through Sunday, 10/9 – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE PRESENTS:  HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE – “A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.  Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.  Contains mature content.  For more info. and tickets, please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.

Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2270.

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Friday, 10/28 – 10/30 – SEA WITCH FESTIVAL 2016 – For all activities and information for this amazing festival, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Wednesday, 11/2 – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – A benefit and fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Location?  Atlantic Sands Hotel.  You will Shop, Share and Make an Impact!!  Cancer Support Community Delaware is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach.  All services are free of charge.  More info?  Please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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Friday, 11/4 through March 12, 2017 – WINNING PHOTOS OF 2016 DELAWARE BEACH LIFE PHOTO CONTEST – An exhibit that will open On Friday, 11/4.  The photograph above is from Joann Kingsly.  This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries.  The images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. Location? The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For more info. please call 302-227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Sunday, 12/4 – SANTA FUN RUN – At The Starboard in Dewey Beach.  Plenty of notice to sign up!!  This is a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk.  Noon until 4 p.m.  More info?  Please visit Events at http://www.cffde.org

KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED – No bad weather, Please!!

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January 3rd, 2016

Destination? Condado, Puerto Rico, Mercado Urbano (Farmers Market), Ventana al Mar, San Juan, Buy Local, The Caribbean, La Isla del Encanto, First Urban Market of 2016!!

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We really should not complain here in Southern Delaware.  The temperatures so far have been great and it has felt like summer all through the Holidays.  But, as we start a new year, and being that it is January, the temperatures dipped a bit this a.m.  Thinking about the blue waters of San Juan.  Getting to Puerto Rico is pretty easy.  It is a relatively short flight and there are daily flights from Baltimore (BWI) and Philly.

Every first Sunday of the month the Mercado Urbano or Farmers Market takes place at 1054 Ashford Avenue…9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  It is a great way to get up close and personal with farmers, and artists.  It is a family affair with plenty of food for everyone. This will be the first Mercado Urbano of 2016!!

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This time of the year in San Juan the temperatures will be in the low 8Os, which is great for walking and exploring the Condado area.  Mercado Urbano is also ocean front.

Fresh coconut water.

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Local produce.

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Every Sunday there will be paella.

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Local cookies…bring back childhood memories.

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Cod Fish Cakes or Bacalaitos.  They are so good, and yes they are fattening.

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Fresh Pasta.

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Throughout the day there are plenty of activities.  On Sunday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Yoga with Lara.  All you have to do is bring your mat.

From 10 a.m. unti Noon you can participate in Boot Camp with Spartan Fit.

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From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. there will be live entertainment on the stage.

Shop around for Puerto Rican cigars.

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Every household in Puerto Rico has “pique” or hot sauce, locally made.

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And please stop by to meet Carla from Carla’s Rosaries.  All made by Carla…they are beautiful.  Check her out on Facebook.  Her website is http://www.carlasrosaries.com.

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This customer was so graciously posed for a photo.

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If you are in the metropolitan area of San Juan, please stop by.  It is a lot of fun!!

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December 20th, 2015

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Shop Local

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I big shout to Doggies at The Beach for taking such good care of my little Diva, Miss Addy.  Doggies at the beach is a 3,500 square foot indoor, cage free doggie day care.  It is Miss Addy’s home away from home.  While visiting Doggies at the Beach she met Santa.  I know what her expression is telling me, but I am glad she went along with the program.  Doggies at The Beach is located at 18806 J. Williams Hwy. in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  They have 24 hour human supervision and even web cams so that you can follow your precious pooch.  Grooming is also available.  They are on Facebook, as well.  Check them out because they are always hosting events and very much involved in the community.  Jim and his staff are very caring and obviously they love dogs!!  Please visit http://www.doggiesatthebeach.com.

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This would be a great stocking stuffer for your dog.  Your pooch will love these Tail Bangers made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, eggs, canola oil, fresh ground peanuts, honey, cinnamon, with a vanilla yogurt coating.  Tail Bangers are made in Millsboro, Delaware, about 1/2 hour from Rehoboth Beach.  The company has gone big, a success story.  I have not visited but can’t wait to do so.  You can find Tail Bangers at Doggies at The Beach, Candy Kitchen, Pet Stores in the area and even the UPS store at the Safeway Shopping Center.  I took them as a gift to my friend’s dog, Dale, in Bluffton, South Carolina and they were a big hit.  So, I decided to try them myself.  They smell so good.  I took a bite and they were not bad at all.  After all they are made with all natural ingredients.  Tail Bangers is located at 24546 Betts Pond Rd., Millsboro, DE 19956   You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. Website?  www.tailbangers.com.

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Another great stocking stuffer for those that love to cook and for your favorite foodies are these Sea Salts made right here on the coast by SoDel Concepts.  There is the Bay Spice, the Summer Lemon Zest, and the Black Pepper Fennel.  You can get these salts at any of SoDel Concepts Restaurants from Lewes to Fenwick Island.  For the locations of the restaurants, please visit http://www.sodelconcepts.com.

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Another perfect gift….a book, the perfect companion.  Truddi Chase was from Maryland.  Her story was made into a movie years ago, base on her first book When Rabbit Howls.  The movie was called Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase.  It was an autobiography about her experiences after being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder.  Truddi was interviewed by Oprah.  Her story is a fascinating one of survival after been sexually abuse from age two.  She coped by developing 92 personalities.  She never integrated them so she lived with them all of her life until she died in 2010.  Her second book has just come out thanks to her daughter, Kari, who lives in Lewes.  This second book is more whimsical.  All art work is by Truddi and the different personalities.  The name of the book is The Creature of Habit.  You can get it at http://www.truddichase.com

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Or, you may also get it at http://www.amazon.com.

Have a good one!!  TTYL

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December 3rd, 2015

Destination? Bethany Beach, Delaware, Holiday Happenings, Tree Lighting Ceremony, A Tradition Begins in The Quiet Resort, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Saturday, December 5th the Holiday Season will begin in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Known as The Quiet Resort, Bethany Beach does get a little quiet in the winter but plenty of the merchants are open during the week-ends.  Not wanting to stay behind other Delaware Beach resorts, Bethany puts a good show for the Holidays.

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On Saturday make plans to be there by 1 p.m. when free events will be happening:  Photos with Santa….he will be arriving at 1:15 p.m., Letters to Santa, Horse-drawn carriage rides, trolley rides, face painting, hot cocoa and cookies and music!!

Help Bethany Beach start a new tradition when at 6 p.m. the Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the Boardwalk by the Bandstand.

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Gather with friends and family and help light the “Tree of Warmth”, and sing along to a performance by the Lord Baltimore Children’s Choir.

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Everyone is encouranged to bring hats, gloves, scarves and canned goods as a donation to area charities.

Please have in mind that every Saturday in December prior to Christmas, there will be caroling arond the “Tree of Warmth” on the Bandstand to end the day.  Stores will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Please check the schedule of events for the Holiday Season in Bethany Beach at http://www.townofbethanybeach.com

Merry Christmas!!

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November 30th, 2015

Destination? WeihnachtsZauber Christmas Market, Berlin, Germany, Gendarmentmarkt Square, Traditional Christmas Market, Travel Berlin during Christmas

Not that long ago a friend said to me that we should all be traveling while we can.  To discover the world that is getting much smaller and definitely more dangerous.  But, you have to do it, otherwise, they win.  So, the State Department has just issued in the past few days a Worldwide Travel Alert which will expire in mid February, 2016.  I believe that not since 9/11 such an alert has been issued, worldwide.  If you are traveling abroad you can enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  It is a way of staying connected through these uncertain times.  They will send you travel alerts, weather surprises, uprisings in any particular country….so please visit https://step.state.gov/step.

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The whole week in Berlin was grey and cold.  We did manage to do everything including 4 and 5 hour walking tours.  We arrived at WeihnachtsZauber Christmas market late afternoon.  This is a classic market in one of the most beautiful settings in Berlin; the opulent architecture is breathtaking.

The Christmas Markets are the perfect place to escape the noisy city streets.  This market lends a magical air to the event because of where it is located.  Music floats from the stage where many other events take place throughout the month.

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The organizers of the WeihnachtsZauber Christmas Market will be presenting a check to Berlin to support people in need and to promote cultural projects based in Berlin.

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The market opened on November 23rd and you can visit from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.  The 1 Euro entry free is for the charity collection which I mentioned above.

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Visitors like us walked from booth to booth, discovering glass blowers, jewelry designers, painters and wood carvers.  Did not buy anything just for the fact that I did not want to carry anything else on the plane.

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There are heated tents with seating where you can have something to drink or eat…..kale and potatoes!!

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I chose Currywurst and Beer.  It might not look as good to you but believe me it was.  The wurst is so crispy on the outside and perfectly moist inside.  The sauce is a mixture of Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, and Curry.  It is sold everywhere with the best one being Currywurst #36.

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Apparently this square lights up on New Years Eve with a spectacular firework display that will set off from the roof of the Konzerthaus.

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Stay tuned, I have one more Christmas Market post in the making.  Now that Thanksgiving is over we can say Merry Christmas!!

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October 19th, 2015

Destination? Spicy Caribbee, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Herbs, Spices, Fragrant Soaps, Oils, Seasonings, Rubs, Hot Sauces, A Must Visit in Old San Juan

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On November 19, 1493 Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to claim lands for the Rulers of Spain.  When he arrived the island was called Borinquen by the Indians who lived there, but Columbus named it San Juan Bautista.  Old San Juan is 522 years old.

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It has diverse architectural and historic treasures and these make Old San Juan quite distinct from any other place in the world.  It has lively plazas, parks, and promenades, restaurants, and plenty of shopping as well.  One such shop that I visited was Spicy Caribbee located at 154 Cristo Street or Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan, PR 00901  Tel. 787-725-4690  Website?  http://www.spicycaribbee.com

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Follow them on Facebook.

Their Spicy Caribbee line is their own recipe and has been created to make cooking fun.  They have been serving customers since 1988.  They do ship and there is also online shopping, as well.  The photo shows Sica, the owner, taking care of customers.

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The hot sauces looked amazing.  It is their recipe and they are made for them.  You can buy individual bottles or the small crates.  Some of the sauces are hot and others are more a condiment to enhance your cooking like the Ginger and Garlic.

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If you are in the store you will be able to sample some of the sauces before purchasing.

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Coffee is so much of a part of the Puerto Rican tradition.  At any time of the day a cup of coffee is always offered.  Their coffee is from Hacienda San Pedro, which is a family tradition for 4 generations.

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Rag Dolls, homemade in Puerto Rico are a tradition….their particular ones were so cute and my little granddaughter, Sophia, got one of them.

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Their tropical jams are prepared just for them, as well.  Banana, Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Mango Pineapple and Hot Pepper Jam…use them on toast, pastries or in any cooking were you want to add a bit of the Caribbean.  Honeys and teas!!  Remember that they can ship everything to your home.

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Rubs are so easy.  Just rub your chicken, steak, or fish and then decide your method of cooking it….got some of the rubs!!

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So as the weather begins to cool off in the Northeast….the Caribbean is warm year-round.

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Have a good one!!

October 15th, 2015

Commemorative 2015 Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting Ornament, Local Artist, Deri Dibiase, Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Christmas Spirit, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware

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Have you eve spent Christmas in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware?  For many is a tradition to attend the tree lighting ceremony.  This year’s tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27th …. practice your vocals because there will be a sing along, as well.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street commissioned local artist, Geri Dibiase, to design a commemorative ornament for the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting.  Dibiase has paired her masterful photography with an ancient art for to design this beautiful unique glass ornament.  This exquisitively crafted decoration is the perfect gift for loved ones and friends to adorn their tree for generations to come.  Ornaments will be on sale starting November 1 through December 31 at Christmas Spirit located at 161 Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

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Each ornament is priced at $20 and all proceeds benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street.  Have your ornament signed by the artist herself on November 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Christmas Spirit.  For more info., please call 302-227-2772 or visit http://www.downtownrb.com.

Have a good one!!

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